Well done to everyone from Trener School in Lima Peru for this selection of drawings.
Well done to Andrea Lu 6th Grade for this colourful piece.
We can make a change
Thank you to Hanna Lau 6th Grade for this one.
We can change the World with you.
Roxana Velez and Camila Checa 6th grade say
Love and Peace We all fit together
This one has been created by Matias Cabello from 6th grade also
World Peace Stop racism
Thanks to Micaela Silva 6th grade for this one.
Peace begins with a smile.
Well done to Alessia from 5th Grade for this drawing of Peace.
Thank you so much to Massiel Arregui and Ana María León for coordinating this project for young people from Peru and all staff and students involved. We are delighted to have you join in this project.
Thank you to Carla Palermo for this drawing from Argentina which has been done spontaneously. There are more drawings on the way from Comercial N° 11 “Dr. José Peralta” School,but Carla was ahead of the posse, so to speak. Well done to Carla for her creativity and initiative.
Paz En Todo El Mondo Peace Around The World
And for these two which later followed for Artentina ….we thank Both Carla and Camila Garrido for these designs.
A selection of more drawings
Well done to all involved, great work by everyone
Thank you to Paula Burd for coordinating the project for young people of Argentina. and for having so many students involved in their International Peace Quilt competition.
Argentine’s flag bearers usually have to go through a screening process and in schools there is strong competition by students to achieve the honor. Often students with the best grades are chosen to be Argentine’s flag carriers.
Thank you to Megan Heiney and all students involved from the International Christian School in Caracas Venezuela for this drawing.
We all wish for Peace because it brings unity.
“Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to participate! Our students had a great time. ” Megan Heiney
Note the use of the hands in the word Peace, very creative.
Well done to everyone in Venezuela, it is great to have you included.
Venezuelan Flag Description:
The flag of Venezuela consists of three equal sized horizontal stripes – the top stripe is yellow, the middle blue, and the bottom stripe is red. In the middle of the blue stripe and flag there are seven, white, five-pointed stars that are arranged in a semi circle. In the top left hand corner of the Venezuelan flag is the country’s coat of arms.
Thank you to everyone in St. Patricks College Montevideo,Uruguay for this selection of drawings. The school has sent us 10 of the many drawings that were done in the School.
We all wish for Peace because we deserve it.
We all wish for Peace because it takes all sorts to make a World.
We all wish for Peace because it is the key to a happy World
We all wish for peace because we can make a better place
We all wish for Peace because each human being needs it
We all wish for peace because it is what makes people think……
We all wish for Peace because it’s essential to life
We all wish for peace because the World claims for it
We all wish for peace because we are part of the World,and we have to take care of the environment and not destroy it
We all wish for peace because…….we need a better world without discrimination wars nor conflicts
Special thanks to all young people involved and to Mary Evans for coordinating the project for Uruguay. We will choose one to go on the Quilt to represent your voice in the International Peace Quilt Project. Great job done by all.
Uruguay Flag Meaning:
The sun emblem is the ‘Sun of May’; it is a symbol of freedom and independence. The nine stripes represent the nine provinces of Uruguay, which existed at the time of the flags creation.
Here we have some of the drawings received from The International school of Curitiba, Brazil. A huge thank you to Thaisa Sant`Ana, Andre Szazi and Diego Arteche for these. Also special thanks to Renata Otsuka art teacher in this school for successfully coordinating the project for Brazil.
“We all wish for Peace because united we are stronger.”
“We all wish for Peace because it makes us all united.”
“The best way to have Peace is having Peace with yourself.”
Brazilian Flag Meaning:
The colors green and yellow represent the Royal Houses of Bragança (Emperor Pedro I) and Habsburg (Empress Leopoldina). The stars on the blue circle represent the sky over Rio de Janeiro on the night of November 15, 1889, which is the day the Republic of Brazil was declared. Each of the 27 stars represents a different Brazilian state and the Federal District. The number of stars changes anytime a new state is created. When the Brazilian Republic was founded there were 21 stars. The star representing the Federal District is ‘Sigma Octantis’, and its position near the south celestial pole, makes it visible across most of Brazil all year round.
A lovely surprise from Santa Cruz International School, Bolivia. Thank you to Francisca Wray Grade 5 for her winning drawing to represent Bolivia on the Quilt.
Francisca says “Lets cover the World with Peace.”
And to Patricia Quiroga Thank You for coordinating the project in this school.
This is the drawing to represent children of Guyana from The Georgetown International Academy. This piece has been put together as one by including 7 different sketches from the children . A special thank you to all Seventh Graders and to Michael Khan for this wonderful piece to join in The International Peace Quilt.
Since drawing this piece the young people of the Georgetown International Academy have now transferred to material. We are really looking forward to quilting this piece when it arrives.
Interesting Guyana Flag Facts:
The Guyana flag is also known as the Golden Arrowhead.
A group of art students from Colegio Alberto Einstein,Ecuador worked together to create this collaborative piece. Thank you so much to all the students involved and to Jacqueline Urresta for coordinating the project in this school.
” This work was chosen because we rewarded the collaborative work. We are incredibly excited with the project. Best wishes, Jacqui “
The students wrote, We all wish for Peace because war is not the answer.
The second drawing is from a student in 6th Grade, We all wish for Peace because our environment depends on it.
Interesting Ecuador Flag Facts:
The flags of Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela are very similar because upon their independence in 1822 they formed a confederation called Gran Colombia. After they parted ways in 1830, they all retained the same essential flag design, whose inspiration is attributed to freedom fighter General Francisco Miranda.
The bird on the Ecuador flag’s coat of arms is an Andean Condor. This native South American bird is also on the arms of Bolivia, Chile and Colombia.
The drawing to represent students from St. Anne`s School, Paraguay. Thank you so much to all involved and to Mirko Zayas the schools coordinator. Paraguay was country number 100 to accept the invite to participate in this project.
Follow your dreams,always have hope,and put effort in everything you do.Peace in the World.
“Here is our entry for the Peace Quilt Project.
Our kids had a great time working on these. I wish we could have sent in more than one. We have some great artists here in Suriname.
Thank you for the opportunity to participate in such a grand event.
Hopefully we can see the finished project!” Thank you to Carmen Miller for coordinating the project in this school.
Young people of Suriname say,
We all wish for Peace because it helps us to be better human beings and to respect everyone.
Suriname Flag Meaning:
The red stripe represents the country’s progress and struggle to achieve a better quality of life. The white stands for freedom and justice and green symbolizes the fertility and natural resources of the land, as well as hope. Originally, the colors also represented three of Suriname’s political parties. Red was for the Hindu Vatan Hitkari, white represented the People’s Party and green stood for the National Party. The star represents a golden future for Suriname, achieved through unity and hard work. The individual points represent the country’s five main ethnic groups of the nation which are Creoles (mixed African and Native American descent), Asian Indians, Chinese, American Indians and Europeans.